Mark Koenig

Biography

Mark Koenig is the VP for Technology and the Chief Innovation Officer at the Oregon State University Foundation. In this role, he serves as the Foundation’s fundraising administrator including oversight of research, relationship management, information technology services, and database management operations.


Leveraging his twenty years in higher education advancement, Mark has extensive experience in the development and utilization of fundraising best practices. This includes employing analytics to increase fundraising efficiency and effectiveness, developing and measuring the return on investment for engagement, and leading digital initiatives driving innovation throughout the organization. Most recently, he led the OSU Foundation’s successful adoption of a new database, Ellucian CRM Advance, after taking part in extensive alpha and beta testing with colleagues nationwide.  In addition, Mark served as the lead for the planning phase of the University’s next comprehensive campaign.

In addition to his roles with the Oregon State University Foundation, Mark is the past chair of the Ellucian Advancement Executive Advisory Committee and is the past chair of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) District VIII.

Mark’s leadership in higher education advancement has been recognized with several awards, including the 2019 CASE District VIII’s Distinguish Service Award, Ellucian’s 2018 EllumiNation Community Award, the Association of Advancement Services Professionals’ 2016 Emerging Leader Award, the 2016 Partner in Innovation Award from OSU College of Business, and the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the OSU Foundation.


Prior to joining Oregon State, Mark was the Director of Prospect Research and Management for The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has also held research positions at Georgetown University, Georgetown Medical Center, and Rice University. A native of Tulsa, Okla., he earned his bachelors in history and economics from the University of Houston and a masters in adult education and organizational capacity from Oregon State University.